Jazz at the Anvil: A Night of Ella Fitzgerald
Presented by Piva Modern Italian
Featuring Jennifer Scott
I had the pleasure of meeting Ella when I went 5 nights in a row to hear her at the International Plaza when I was 18 years old! I was brazen enough to go backstage and have a conversation with her and I brought her flowers. She was shy, but gracious and very encouraging to a fledgling jazz singer. She was touched that I had come every single night to hear her.
Ella was a huge inspiration to me to be an improviser and a band leader. She was also a great role model to learn the songs of the American Songbook as written but to also interpret them in a way that was unique and personal. – Jennifer Scott
Known lovingly as the “Queen of Jazz” or “First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald set the bar with the purity of her tone. To bring her music to life, only Jennifer Scott could fit the bill. Considered one of the most important jazz artists working in Canada and the United States today, Jennifer brings a flare and passion to her performances.
Join us for a memorable night of music and emotion, as Jennifer and her bandmates breathe new life in to Ella’s timeless works.
Piva Presents: Jazz at the Anvil
A new and exciting jazz series is coming to New Westminster! Starting September 2022, and running through to March 2023, Piva Presents: Jazz at the Anvil is bringing together some of the very best musical talent Vancouver has to offer. The goal of these shows is to not only elevate the appreciation of music and tell the story of jazz, but also to engage, strengthen, and amplify arts in the community.
With new takes and nods to classic artists, like Dave Brubeck and Ella Fitzgerald, and arrangements inspired by warm nights in New Orleans and Havana, these shows will move you in new ways and welcome you in to the rich world of jazz.
The proceeds from each show will be given to the music department at New West Secondary School, to enrich the lives of the students and provide new opportunities for them to explore the music in their heart.